Emerging from the Dark: Bob Larsted reflects on his daughter’s troubled times.

I am doing two things this year to recognize May as Mental Health Awareness Month. The first is signing up for the Massachusetts NAMI Walk, which is taking place on May 18 on the Boston Common. I’m looking forward to taking the train from my home in Worcester. Donations are always appreciated: https://www.namiwalks.org/participant/boblarsted

The second is to make this video available here. I’ve never done this before. We’ll see how it goes. Typically, you need to show up to experience one of my talks.

Here Goes:

Prepare to experience a rollercoaster of emotions as Bob Larsted fearlessly shares his journey of navigating his daughter’s tumultuous adolescence. In this powerful and candid video, Bob delves into the raw realities of parenting a suicidal teenager, confronting the challenges posed by medical professionals and educational institutions along the way. Laugh, cry, and feel the surge of anger alongside Bob as he sheds light on the resilience and unwavering love that guided his family through the darkest of times. Experience this poignant narrative of hope, resilience, and the unbreakable bond between a father and his daughter.


Kiva Wellness Center · June 16

Come See Bob and Patricia
A Frank Talk on Mental Health

Shining a light on mental health.

Join us in Worcester as Patricia and I talk about our experiences in the mental health system and its effects on us. This talk is the first of a planned series of public conversations on mental health issues from a first-hand point of view to take place at the Kiva Center of the Central Mass Recovery Learning Community.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015
6:00 pm

Kiva Wellness Center
209 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA 01604

This is a free event open to the public.


I’m Bob

Hi. I’m Bob. I’m the proud father of Patricia, my no longer quite so suicidal daughter who still isn’t dead. Bob isn’t my real name, but then again, neither is Patricia’s. For those of you who know us, we ask that you respect our privacy. Please don’t post our true identities on the Internet. It’s not like we are superheros — we’re more like pack mules with some extra baggage that doesn’t need to be shared with everybody.